Street running

On-street running or street running is the routing of a railroad track or tramway track running directly along public streets, without any grade separation. The rails are embedded in the roadway, and the train shares the street with pedestrians and automobile traffic. Street running trains generally travel at reduced speed for safety reasons.

Stations can appear similar in style to a tram stop, but often lack platforms, pedestrian islands, or other amenities. Passengers may be required to wait on a distant sidewalk, and then board or disembark directly among mixed traffic in mid-pavement, rather than at curbside.

Rails can be embedded in the surface of bridges and tunnels as on Inuyama Bridge (Japan) or Anton Anderson Memorial Tunnel (US).

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An NICTD EMU street-running on Michigan City’s 11th Street; United States, in 2009


This list does not include conventional tram, interurban, light rail or the tram portions of tram-train systems, which usually run in the street.




Frajta trajno en Guntramsdorf
A WLB freight train in Guntramsdorf



The Toll Royal Railways airport train runs along the main street in Phnom Penh in Cambodia.


Notable examples in Canada include:[1]

Brantford, Ontario
Clarence Street (From Nelson Street to Icomm Drive, Canadian National Railway, still in use)
Guelph, Ontario
Kent Street (from Glasgow Street to Gordon Street), CNR, still in use[2]
St. Catharines, Ontario
Louisa Street (From just east of Thomas Street to Catherine Street, Canadian National Railway, removed, continues to Welland Avenue below)
Welland Avenue (From Francis Street to Balfour Street, removed)
Toronto, Ontario
Lake Shore Blvd East (from Carlaw Ave to Leslie St, CN Railway, still in use)
Waterloo, Ontario
Caroline Street (from Erb Street West to Allen Street West, tracks removed in 1994)


For tramways the legal separation of a street running trackbed and an exclusive trackbed in urban traffic is given in § 16 BOStrab tramway regulations. Germany has some street-running railways:

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A "Mollibahn" train running through Bad Doberan, Germany
  • In the northeast of Germany, the steam "Mollibahn" narrow gauge railway travels on-street through the town of Bad Doberan at the start of its journey.
  • Near Mannheim, the Oberrheinische Eisenbahn and Rhein-Haardt-Bahn are street running through several villages.
  • In Linkenheim, near Karlsruhe, the Hardt Railway was changed to BOStrab (tramway) in 2011 for that reason.
  • Road and rail share the Lindaunis Bridge in Schleswig-Holstein.
  • Freight trains using the infrastructure of Rhein-Sieg-Verkehrsgesellschaft to the company Evonik in Niederkassel-Lülsdorf passing the village Sieglar (next to Troisdorf) are running inside the Pastor-Böhm-Straße.


  • A section of service track of the H8/H9 BHÉV lines on Kerepesi Road in Budapest was rebuilt as street running in order to allow metro replacement buses to use the path to avoid traffic jams. The railway is only used by maintenance trains, mainly at night. Buses also only operate occasionally.
  • The only operational road-railway bridge in Hungary where street running happens is at Kisköre on the Tisza. Here, the non-electrified single-track railway carrying the branch line 102 of MÁV runs on the same path as local car traffic. The bridge is closed for road vehicles when trains pass.


Darjeeling Himalayan Railway
A Darjeeling Himalayan Railway running through the street in Darjeeling

The steam-powered Darjeeling Himalayan Railway runs along the main street in Darjeeling in West Bengal in India.


Indonesia used to have an extensive "steam tramways" (more accurately defined as local railways) network, which had many street running sections in various towns and cities in Java and Sumatra.

Two sections remain in use in 2010: part of the Wonogiri branch runs along the Slamet Riyadi street in Surakarta, and a short branch to an oil depot in Madiun. The earlier line sees both passenger and freight service (including a steam-hauled tourist train), while the other line is exclusively for freight.


Freight trains to and from the docks at Dublin share the Alexandra road with cars


The Bernina Railway runs in the streets of Tirano.[b]

The Circumetnea ran until 1999 on the Corso delle Provincie in Catania.[c]

The Cremona–Iseo railway ran until 1956 in the central street of Cavatigozzi.

The Domodossola–Locarno railway started until the 1980s from the station square of Domodossola.[d]

The Rivabahn was until 1981 a freight railway that ran into the city of Trieste along the seaside street ("Riva").[e]

The Rome–Fiuggi railway (now practically a tramway) runs completely along the Via Casilina in Rome.[f]


Japanese law distinguishes between tramways and railways, but light rail does not exist as a separate category. For instance, the Toyama Light Rail line - with extensive street trackage - is legally a railway but uses low-floor light rail vehicles. Only operations with 'heavy rail' vehicles are listed here.

Examples under the jurisdiction of Japan's Railway Law include:

Examples classified legally as tramways - but using heavy rail vehicles and often inter-operating with full-size railways - are listed below.


The rail link across the Thai–Lao Friendship Bridge over the Mekong River between Thailand and Laos is shared-use, although road traffic stops while trains cross the bridge.[3]

New Zealand

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Street running in Kawakawa

The Bay of Islands Vintage Railway, part of the former Opua Branch of the New Zealand Railways, runs down the middle of the state highway in the centre of Kawakawa[4]


In Aguas Calientes, the town at the foot of Machu Picchu, the railway shares the streets with pedestrians, as well as in other towns further up the line. This railway serves as the only way of reaching Machu Picchu from Cusco without walking.


Ramal de Lousa connection between Coimbra-Parque and Coimbra-A
Av. Emídio Navarro with Ramal da Lousã track, in Coimbra, Portugal (2007)

In Coimbra, an 800 m single-track segment of Ramal da Lousã runs along Emídio Navarro, immediately southeast of the Coimbra-City station; closed “provisionally” in 2004, track screduled to be lifted upon total closure of the spur line from Coimbra-B.[g]

In Lisbon a series of short single track segments along Avenue Brasília / Avenue Índia in riverside southwest Lisbon, links Linha de Cintura with Linha de Cascais and with cargo tracks associated with the harbour. It carries freight traffic only, mostly at night.[h]


In 1999, Žeželj Bridge, a railway and road bridge in Novi Sad (with separated traffic) was destroyed during NATO bombing of Yugoslavia. As a temporary replacement, a street running Road-Railway Bridge was constructed in 2000. It remained actively used up to 2018, when the new Žeželj Bridge opened, and the dismantling of the temporary bridge becan in October that year.


A Berninabahn train crossing the main square in Tirano

Swiss law does not distinguish between trams and railways, making the distinction between street running by trams and that by railways legally indistinct.

The Berninabahn has three sections of street running, in Le Prese, Miralago and in Tirano (in Italy), where the approach to the station involves street running and crossing a public square.

Rhaetian Railway has a section of street running in Chur.[5]


The Pinghsi Line runs along the streets near several of its stations, e.g., Shihfen Station and Pinghsi Station.


Maeklong Railway Market, Bangkok

United Kingdom

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The combined road and rail swing bridge at Preston Marina

The most notable track where street running was common was the Weymouth Harbour Tramway; however this ended service to regular traffic since 1987, and to all traffic since 1999.

The Porthmadog cross town link links the narrow-gauge Welsh Highland and Ffestiniog railways and includes a short length of street running on the outskirts of Porthmadog.[6]

A freight-only street-running railway network runs through Trafford Park; only one section along Barton Dock Road has seen use in recent years.

The heritage Ribble Steam Railway runs across a swing bridge at the entrance to Preston Marina. The route is shared between road and rail traffic.

United States

Notable examples in the United States include:[1]

  • The Alaska Railroad bridge over the Chena River, located on Fort Wainwright, was previously shared by rail and road traffic. The U.S. Army eventually installed a new road bridge at a crossing downriver from the rail bridge and rerouted the roads accordingly.
  • Santa Ana St.
  • Floradora Avenue (North Clark Street to North Maple Avenue)
  • From 1912 until April 2000, trains operated approximately 1.25 miles (2 km) down Ninth Street, one of the major arteries of the city. The tracks were built by the Tidewater Southern Railway and later operated by the Union Pacific. They were controversial and the city tried to have them removed for decades. However, a short section along B Street from Ninth Street to Twelfth Street remains in active use.
  • Jack London Square: 1st. St. W./Embarcadero W. (from end of road, west of Market St. to Webster St., UP/Amtrak mainline, in use.) Amtrak passenger trains, and mainline container freight trains share the road with pedestrians, cyclists, buses and automobiles, with passenger trains traveling at up to 25 miles per hour (40 km/h).
  • Glascock St, from 29th Ave to Lancaster St, serving Cemex and Miller Mining Company.
Redwood City:
  • Chestnut Street (Heller Street to Veterans Boulevard)
San Francisco:
  • Carroll Ave. (Caltrain tracks to Ingalls St.)
  • Illinois St. Bridge (over Islais Creek)
  • Quint St. (Davidson Ave. to Arthur Ave.)
Santa Cruz:
  • Murray St. (from Lake Ave. overpass to E. Cliff Dr., leads to Beach St. below)
  • Beach St. (from Leibrandt Ave. to Municipal Wharf)
  • Chestnut St. (from Green St. to south of Laurel St.)
  • Main Street (Analy Avenue to Burnett Street)
  • The Vallejo Causeway
  • Walker Street southern terminus to Beach Street, Santa Cruz Branch Line owned by Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission
Fort Collins:
Train on S Mason St at W Laurel St, Ft Collins
A train on South Mason Street at West Laurel Street in Ft Collins, Colorado
  • Mason St. (from Cherry St. to W. Pitkin St., BNSF, still in use)
  • East Avenue (from Turner Street to Drew Street; still in use)
  • Fort Harrison Avenue (from Belleview Blvd. to E Street; removed, now Pinellas Trail)
  • Tarragona St. (from E. Blount St. to E. Main St.)
  • E. Wright St. (from N. Alcaniz St. to N. 17th St.)
St. Petersburg:
  • 1st Ave. S. (from 13th St. S. to Bay Shore Dr. SE; removed, with portions now Pinellas Trail)
  • E. Polk St. (from N. Ashley Dr. to N. Jefferson St., still in use)
  • W Roosevelt Ave.
  • 6th St. (from Reynolds St. to Taylor St., still in use)
  • Fenwick St. (from 8th St. to 6th St.)
  • Poplar St. (from 15th St. to Woodson Ln.)
  • R.A. Dent Blvd. (from Dantignac St. to Wrightsboro Rd.)
  • 9th St.
  • River St.
  • N Madison Street (from Southwest of Prairie Street to Y Boulevard)
  • Champion Rd. (from Dutch Ln. to E. 12th St., IRR, still in use, continues along E 9th St. below)
  • 5th St. (from Union St. to Fountain St., former CSXT/AMTRK line, removed)
Michigan City:
The South Shore Line runs on 10th and 11th streets in Michigan City, Indiana
  • 10th St. (from Sheridan Ave. to Huron St., continues to 11th St. below)
  • 11th St. (from Kentucky St. to E. Michigan Blvd., continues to Holiday St. below):
  • Holiday St. (from Vail St. to N. Fairfield Ave.)
New Albany:
  • East 15th St. (from Division St. to Shelby Pl., CSX Transportation)
Terre Haute:
  • 10th St. (from Locust St. to Chestnut St.)
  • 1st St. (from Sycamore St. to Demorest St., former PCRR)
  • 399th Ave./Jefferson Ave./2nd St. (from N. Riverview Dr (US 52) to Spruce St., ICE, still in use)
Iowa City
  • Maiden Lane (from Kirkwood Avenue to Benton Street, IAIS, in use)
  • W. Broadway St. (from Wilkinson St./Blvd. to Ann St.)
La Grange:
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A CSX Train passing through downtown La Grange, Kentucky
  • Main St. (from S. 4th St./Kentucky Ave. to Cedar St., CSXT mainline still in use)
Commercial street (Portland Terminal, no longer in use)
  • Streets in the Fells Point section of Baltimore (no longer in use)
  • Wicomico St. (from Bayard St. to S. Monroe St.)
International Falls
Brainerd, Minnesota
  • 1st Avenue Northeast BNSF branch line serving Wausau Paper Company
Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • Wall Street (from E. 9th St. to E. 2nd St) serving ADM and Modern Transport Terminal
New Albany:
  • N. Railroad Avenue (from Summer St./Cleveland St. to W. Bankhead St./E. Bankhead St. [Highway 178/Old US 178])
St. Louis:
  • N 2nd St. (from Bremen Ave. to Angelrodt St., leads to Hall St. below)
  • Hall St. (from Dock St. to Branch St., leads to 1st St. below)
  • 1st St. (from Clinton St. to Biddle St.)
  • 3rd St. (from Shenandoah Ave. to north of Barton St. (leads back to S. 2nd St. below)
  • S. 2nd St. (from Chouteau Ave. to Lynch St.)
  • Dorcas St. (from Busch Pl. to S. Broadway St./rail yard)
Jefferson City:
  • W McCarty St. (from the U.S. 54 overpass to Bolivar St.)
  • S. 5th St. (from B St. to G St.)
New Jersey
New York
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A train on Schulyer Street in Utica, New York, March 7, 2016
  • E. Tioga Ave. (from Cedar St. [Center Way] to Dead End, still in use by NS)
  • N. Fulton St. (from W. Court St. to W. State St., owned by NS)
New York City (Brooklyn):
  • 1st. Ave. (from 39th St. to 63rd St., continues along 41st St. below)
  • 41st. St. (from 1st Ave. to east of 2nd Ave., goes through building at 2nd Ave. intersection, continues along 2nd Ave. below)
  • 2nd Ave. (from end of road, i.e. north of 28th St. to south of 41st St.)
  • 32nd St. (from 2nd Ave. to west of 3rd Ave.)
Painted Post:
  • W. Chemung St. (from Nobriga Ln. to 1st St. [Public right-of-way ends at North Hamilton St.])
  • Washington St (now Erie Blvd.) (NYC, removed)
  • Schuyler St (from Noyes St. to Whitesboro St.; still in use by NYS&W Utica branch)
North Carolina
  • E. Russel St.
New Bern:
  • Windley St. (from end of road to Dunn St., leads to Dunn St. below)
  • Dunn St. (from Windley St. to N. Craven St., leads to Hancock St. below)
  • Hancock St. (from Queen St. to S. Front St., still in use, leads to Scott St. in James City, NC below)
  • E. Shine St. (entire street, now removed and abandoned though the outline can still be seen in the street)
  • Albemarle Avenue
  • S. Front St. (from Marsetllar St. to Mears St.)
  • N. Chesnut St. (between 4th and 5th St.)
  • Harmar St. (from Lord St. to Lancaster St.)
  • Astoria Riverwalk (no longer used by freight trains, but occasional trolley use)
  • A St.
  • Rocky Lane
Portland (not counting all the instances of light rail street running)
  • NW York Street
  • N River Street (near Albina Yard)
  • NW Yeon Ave Frontage Road
  • SW Adams
  • SE Washington
  • SW Lombard Ave. (used only by WES commuter trains)
Oregon City
  • Main Street (crosses Hwy 99E, out of service with the closure of the adjacent paper company)
  • S. Blaine Street
  • Front St. NE (from Norway St. NE to Ferry St. SE)
  • S. Second Street
  • NE Water Avenue
  • 4th Street (two blocks west of the U.P. mainline)
Junction City
  • Holly Street
  • W. Olive Street
Coos Bay
  • N. Front Street.
  • 1st Ave. (from Lower Mill St. to Mulberry St., CSX, still in use)[8][9]
  • 19th St. (from Buffalo Rd. to Cranberry St., NS mainline, removed in 2000)
  • W. Railroad St. (from N. Washington St. to Carlisle St.)
  • E. Water Street (from US 22 to S. Dorcas St.
  • Chestnut Street (from Old Shaw Ave. and S. Pine Rd.)
  • S. Delmorr Ave (between Green Street and E. Philadelphia Ave)
  • N. American St. (between W. Cambria St. and W. Thompson St., out of use since early 1980s)[10]
  • Bleigh Ave. (between James St. and just beyond Milnor St.)
  • N. Delaware Ave. (between Aramingo Ave. and Race St., lead to Christopher Columbus Blvd. below, Philadelphia Belt Line Railroad, removed)
  • N. and S. Christopher Columbus Blvd. (between Packer Ave. and Race St., Philadelphia Belt Line Railroad, still in use by Conrail Shared Assets Operations)
  • Richmond St. (between E. Lehigh Ave. and Aramingo Ave., lead to N. Delaware Ave. above, Philadelphia Belt Line Railroad, removed, street realigned due to I-95 realignment)
  • S. Swanson St. (from S. Christopher Columbus Blvd. above to E. Snyder Ave., still in use, originally ran to E. Oregon, Ave.)
  • N. 3rd St. (from Race St. to Market St.)
  • S. 3rd St. (from Market St. to Pine St.)
West Brownsville:
Following a coal train through West Brownsville
  • Main St. (from William St. to Bridge Blvd., NS, still in use)
Rhode Island
  • Providence and Worcester Railroad Service to the northernmost piers of the Port of Providence and numerous sidings via Allens Ave. from the Harbor Branch. Tracks in situ, currently classed as "Out of Service" by FRA rules.
  • Wall Avenue (Oregon Short Line, later Union Pacific, removed)
Salt Lake City:
  • 900 South ("Passenger Line", San Pedro, Los Angeles & Salt Lake Railroad, later Union Pacific, removed 2008)
  • Vine Street (Tooele Valley Railway, removed 1982)
  • Center St./Railroad Ave. (from W. Patrick St./Smith St. to Gwathmey Church Rd., AMTK, still in use)
  • Jefferson Street (from State Street to Seventh Avenue)
  • Houser Way in Downtown, used by Boeing to ship planes to Everett plant.
West Virginia
  • W. 2nd Street (Williams Avenue to Highland Avenue)
Saint Marys:
  • Second Street (CSX, still in use)
Anton Anderson Memorial Tunnel interior, with train tracks in roadway
Train on S Mason St at W Laurel St, Ft Collins
A train on South Mason Street at West Laurel Street in Ft Collins, Colorado
The South Shore Line runs on 10th and 11th streets in Michigan City, Indiana
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A CSX Train passing through downtown La Grange, Kentucky
Street Running, Schuyler Street Utica New York
A train on Schulyer Street in Utica, New York, March 7, 2016
Following a coal train through West Brownsville


Officer of the Afghan Border Police at the Afghanistan–Uzbekistan Friendship Bridge
The Afghanistan–Uzbekistan Friendship Bridge

See also


  1. ^ Street running railroad on Denison Street in Rockhampton, Queensland 23°22′35″S 150°30′26″E / 23.376492°S 150.507336°E
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  1. ^ a b Trains Magazine, Vol. 68, Issue 4 (April 2008) (pages 22-31)
  2. ^ Graham, David (May 12, 2010). "History haunts Guelph's railways". Guelph Mercury.
  3. ^ "How to travel by train, bus & boat to & within Laos - Bangkok-Vientiane by train". Retrieved 2018-03-06.
  4. ^ "Welcome to the Bay of Islands Vintage Railway". Retrieved 2016-10-15.
  5. ^ Youtube Retrieved 13 January 2019. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  6. ^ Davies, Merfyn (30 October 2010). "Taith gyntaf teithwyr trên bach o Gaernarfon i Borthmadog". BBC Online (in Welsh). Retrieved 26 May 2011.
  7. ^ Kyper, Frank (1977). The railroad that came out at night : a book of railroading in and around Boston. Brattleboro, Vt.: S. Greene Press. pp. 13–40. ISBN 0-8289-0318-2.
  8. ^ "CSX D053 Elizabeth PA".
  9. ^ "Street Running in Elizabeth, PA".
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  11. ^ "12/09/2016 - Decision - 45571".
  12. ^ "Southwest Pennsylvania Railroad Company-Abandonment Exemption-in Fayette County, Pa". 6 December 2016.

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Barstow, Fresno County, California

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Darjeeling Himalayan Railway

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De Lijn

Vlaamse Vervoersmaatschappij De Lijn (English: Flemish transport company De Lijn), usually known as De Lijn ("The Line"), is a company run by the Flemish government in Belgium to provide public transportation with about 2240 buses and 399 trams. De Lijn was founded in 1991 after the public transportation companies of Antwerp and Ghent fused with the Flemish part of the NMVB (Nationale Maatschappij van Buurtspoorwegen, or the "National Company of Neighborhood Railways").

Socialist politician Steve Stevaert of Hasselt implemented a policy allowing registered residents in Flanders aged 65+ to ride anywhere in Flanders free. Other incentives exist for people under age 25. De Lijn is being viewed as an integral part to reduce heavily congested traffic, together with the NMBS (Belgium's national rail operator).

In 2016, it transported more than 518.8 million passengers in an area with a population of approximately 6.5 million.

De Lijn operates:

Antwerp Tramway, with both street running and underground light rail (Antwerp Pre-metro).

Ghent Tramway, mostly street running with some reserved track.

Belgian coast tram, interurban line along the whole Belgian coast, between De Panne and Knokke.

All urban, suburban and intercity buses in Flanders. Because of the dense rail network, intercity buses serve as local transport between big cities and smaller communities. Time to travel from one city to another by bus is most often longer than for the same journey on the train because bus lines are less straight, as they pass through many small towns that are not served by railway. The buses are more city-style (no coach buses are used). In the Limburg province with few railways buses are the main mode of intercity travel. There are also express intercity buses there.The fares are the same on all modes.

De Lijn also supports the Flemish Tram and Bus Museum, located in Antwerp and connected to the tracks of the Antwerp Tramway.

Embarcadero (San Francisco)

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For three decades, until it was torn down in 1991, the Embarcadero Freeway dominated the area. The subsequent redevelopment and restoration efforts have, according to the National Trust for Historic Preservation, "contributed to a remarkable urban waterfront renaissance", with the Embarcadero Historic District serving as a "major economic engine for the Bay Area".

Great Orme Tramway

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Green Line "E" Branch

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Oslo Port Line

The Oslo Port Line (Norwegian: Havnebanen i Oslo) is an abandoned Norwegian railway that went between the two main railway stations in Oslo, Oslo Østbanestasjon and Oslo Vestbanestasjon. The line was 2.2 km long, 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in) standard gauge single track, but not electrified.

The line enabled trains to travel between the two train stations, but the line was located in the streets, making it a delicate task and stopping traffic in the City Hall Square, the plaza in front of Oslo City Hall. The railway also connected to the port in Oslo, and using the new line it was possible to transfer cargo directly from the railway to the ships. Only a few freight trains per day used the line and no passenger trains. Passengers who wanted to change between the two stations had to find alternative means of transportation. The line was opened on 13 November 1907, but closed in 1983 after the Oslo Tunnel between Skøyen and the new Oslo Central Station was opened in 1980.

Porthmadog cross town link

The Porthmadog cross town link is a section of the 1 ft 11 1⁄2 in (597 mm) narrow gauge Welsh Highland Railway, specifically built to link with the Ffestiniog Railway in Porthmadog, and runs along partly what was called the Junction Railway, previously existing as part of the original Welsh Highland Railway. This had been removed some time after that railway closed in 1936.

It has been built using the new powers obtained by the Ffestiniog Railway and runs from Harbour station on the Ffestiniog Railway to Pen-y-Mount Junction close to Pen-y-Mount on the Welsh Highland Heritage Railway.

The route is as follows:

Junction with the Ffestiniog Railway at Harbour station.

Cross Porthmadog High St and the River Glaslyn across the Britannia Bridge with street running.

Around the back of the Wilko supermarket. As such this is a deviation from the original line, that broadly speaking went in front of what is now the supermarket.

Across the back streets, in front of the old mill.

Across the standard gauge Cambrian Line on the level. This is the only mixed gauge flat crossing in the United Kingdom.

Along the track bed of the Welsh Highland Railway.

Junction just north Pen-y-Mount with Welsh Highland Heritage Railway to Porthmadog (WHHR).For reference, the Junction Railway was empowered to run:

Junction with the Ffestiniog Railway at Harbour Station.

Cross Porthmadog High St and the River Glaslyn across the Britannia Bridge with street running.

a short small curve onto Madoc Street to join to the existing Croesor Tramway line which was taken over by the Welsh Highland Railway.The line reopened on 8 January 2011, linking the Ffestiniog Railway with the Croesor Tramway allowing passenger trains to run between Caernarfon and Blaenau Ffestiniog.

South Temple, Pennsylvania

South Temple is a census-designated place in Muhlenberg Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania. It is located about 4 miles north of the city of Reading. As of the 2010 census, the population was 1,424 residents.Originally a streetcar suburb of Reading, South Temple retains the look of a 1920s residential community, with decent-sized properties, mature trees, sidewalks, and much variation in housing styles. The houses are well-kept and the gardens meticulously groomed. The community was originally serviced by a street-running trolley on Kutztown Road and an interurban trolley stop (the pavilion at 11th & Park is still standing).

Tram stop

A tram stop, tram station, streetcar stop, or light rail station is a place designated for a tram, streetcar, or light rail vehicle to stop so passengers can board or alight it. Generally, tram stops share most characteristics of bus stops, but because trams operate on rails, they often include railway platforms, especially if stepless entries are provided for accessibility. However, trams may also be used with bus stop type flags and with mid-street pavements as platforms, in street running mode.

Tremont Street

Tremont Street is a major thoroughfare in Boston, Massachusetts.

Tremont Street begins at Government Center in Boston's city center as a continuation of Cambridge Street, and forms the eastern edge of Boston Common. Continuing in a roughly southwesterly direction, it passes through Boston's Theater District, crosses the Massachusetts Turnpike, and becomes a broad boulevard in the South End neighborhood. It then turns to the west as a narrower four-lane street, running through Mission Hill and terminating at Brigham Circle, where it intersects Huntington Avenue. The street name zigzags across several physical roads, often requiring a sharp turn to remain on the street.

Welshpool and Llanfair Light Railway

The Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway (W&LLR) (Welsh: Rheilffordd y Trallwng a Llanfair Caereinion) is a 2 ft 6 in (762 mm) narrow gauge heritage railway in Powys, Wales. The line is around 8.5 miles (13.7 km) long and runs westwards from the town of Welshpool (Welsh: Y Trallwng) via Castle Caereinion to the village of Llanfair Caereinion.

Worth Street

Worth Street is a two-way street running roughly northwest-southeast in Manhattan, New York City. It runs from Hudson Street, TriBeCa, in the west to Chatham Square in Chinatown in the east. Past Chatham Square, the roadway continues as Oliver Street, a north-south street running one-way northbound. Between West Broadway and Church Street, Worth Street is also known as Justice John M. Harlan Way in honor of the Supreme Court justice and alumnus of the nearby New York Law School. Between Centre and Baxter Streets, Worth Street is also known as the "Avenue of the Strongest", "New York's Strongest" being a nickname for the city's Department of Sanitation.Worth Street passes through the cluster of government offices and courthouses centered on Foley Square. 125 Worth Street (at Centre Street) houses the headquarters of the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation, the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, and the Department of Sanitation. Additionally, the New York Supreme Court courthouses at 60 Centre Street and 80 Centre Street (the Louis J. Lefkowitz Building) and the Daniel Patrick Moynihan Federal Courthouse (Southern District of New York) at 500 Pearl Street all have entrances facing Worth Street.


Wycheproof is a small regional locality in the centre of the Shire of Buloke, in north western Victoria, Australia. As of the 2011 census, it had a population of 789. The name, Wycheproof, originates from an aboriginal word meaning 'grass on a hill', referring to Mount Wycheproof just off the Calder Highway, which is the smallest registered mountain in the world, standing at 148 metres (486 ft) above sea level or 43 metres (141 ft) above the surrounding plains. The economy of Wycheproof is driven mainly by wheat.

The railway from Bendigo and Korong Vale reached the area in 1883 and was later extended north. The township was established beside the railway and the Post Office opened on 1 April 1884 replacing earlier offices from 1876 serving the rural area named Wycheproof (renamed to Moffat) and Mount Wycheproof. The last regular passenger service though the local railway station was from Bendigo to Sea Lake on 7 May 1977 and was operated by a Diesel Electric railmotor. The town is unusual in that even today the railway line runs in the centre of the main street.

In an attempt to attract new residents, the local community has developed a project to offer otherwise vacant farmhouses for rent at A$1 per week. Expressions of interest in the scheme have been heard from Brazil, Argentina, Spain, Austria, Switzerland, Germany, and Ireland as well as most parts of Australia. The project was inspired by a similar program at Cumnock, New South Wales.

Wycheproof has a proud sporting history. With its neighbouring township Narraport, Wycheproof has an Australian rules football team (Wycheproof-Narraport) competing in the North Central Football League.

Many AFL stars are from Wycheproof including Corey Jones, Mervyn Keane, Greg Kennedy and Chris Pym.

Wycheproof has a horse racing club, the Mt Wycheproof & District Racing Club, whose one meeting a year is the Mount Wycheproof Cup meeting held on Victoria Derby day in late October or early November.Golfers play at the course of the Wycheproof Golf Club on the Calder Highway.

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